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. >> reporter: administration officials are also fond of pointing to massachusetts, arguing that when governor romney set up universal care there, his initial enrollment numbers were also low. those familiar with massachusetts, however, say that's not true, that in the first full month of active enrollment in just that one state, some 45,000 people signed up. >> that translated into 27% of the amount of people that ended up enrolling in that entire first year. if that were to be reflected at the federal level we would expect 1.89 million people to be enrolled in the first month. >> reporter: instead of 40,000 to 50,000. the administration has pledged to release its own enrollment numbers sometime this week. analysts worry the administration will try to make the numbers look larger by including those that have simply filed an application. >> in my mind no one is enrolled in obama care until the insurance company knows about them. and my conversations with the insurance companies indicates the numbers are extremely low. >> reporter: officials argue they will only include people who have applied
at the massachusetts rollout, the massachusetts rollout was just as meager. >> this is not about a website, this poll question, number two. president obama telling americans they could keep their health care plans. he knowingly lied. 50% of those polled in the fox poll, 40% he didn't know. >> well, we know he knew. eric cantor is touting this clip of video from the white house meeting where obama says flat out, seven or eight million people will have to lose their insurance. they knew. the white house aides debated whether he could say this and were overruled by the political people who said he had to say it to help sell the thing. "the new york times" which has been in delicious agony trying to figure out how to characterize what were in effect blatant lies by the president -- >> let me pause there. "the new york times" quote today. the split between lawmakers and the white house reflects the dilemma the president finds himself in as he seeks to follow through on last week's acknowledgement about his incorrect promise on health care coverage of t coverage. hundreds of thousands of people have receiv
in the senate. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren, who was elected last year, is a prime example of this new wave of feistier democrat. >> i'm confident david can beat goliath on too big to fail. >> look, i realize this sort of wishful thinking might appeal to the uninitiated newcomers in the democratic conference who have served zero days in the minority, but the rest of you guys in the conference should know better. >> reporter: the white house likes blaming the tea party. but now there's a wing of the democratic party which has shown a willingness to take on its elders, which is most likely to challenge the president on the west. >> mike, thank you. >>> last week we told you the changes of the senate rules on presidential nominations, the so-called nuclear option, would have major implications with courts. good evening. >> reporter: one of the biggest ramifications of the decision by senate democrats to lower the threshold for voting through presidential nominees is how the d.c. circuit court will be impacted. that court is one of the critical checks on presidential power and federal regu
massachusetts is we will get those people. >> it was just an eye opener to say potential death spiral four the one of the architects of obama care. >> this is one of these plans where not only do you need about 7 million people to sign up by march 31st but you read the right mix of people, you need people healthy, generally young and haven't felt an incentive and don't necessarily feel incentive to buy healthcare. you need get them it to sign up. these are people who tend to be tech savvy who want to registeron line. they don't want to fill out a paper application and make a phone call. if they don't get the right mix of people it's going to make costs go um. that is actually i think the biggest concern in all of this. put the web site problems aside. put some of these issues with the president's rhetoric aside, if this plan doesn't have the right mix of people, there are going to be pretty widespread policy changes. >> you are not asking healthy people to buy healthcare. you are asking healthy people to buy other people's healthcare. that's a key. it's a matter of people who don't need it
of my rope. the two of us came together. we're a massachusetts he taktch. he takes care of me. i take care of him. that's a bond that can't be broken. >> to find out more about the organization and how you can get involved, head to canines for warriors.org to learn more. >>> an in-depth look at consumer confidence heading to the holiday season and the crack smoking mayor of toronto on the booze filled tirade. wait until you see this one. stay tuned. [ female announcer ] ladies and gentlemen i'm here to say a few words about the power of baking stuff with nestle toll house morsels. you can heal a broken heart with a bundt cake. make a monday mornin' feel like a friday afternoon with some nestle toll house morsels. let's close our laptops and open our ovens. these things don't bake themselves. we have to bake them for one another. we can bake the world a better place one toll house cookie at a time. nestle. good food, good life. >>> hits keep coming for toronto mayor rob ford made famous or emphasis for admitting to smoking crack while drunk. new video of him in a rage using extremely t
. >> leave that graphic up there. >> if you want mandatory healthcare go live in massachusetts. if you want the free market and individual savings accounts, financial money savings accounts, go live in texas. as uncle ronni used to say you can vote with your feet. when the government attempts to do what only the free market can do. when the government says everybody has got to drive a mercedes whether you can can afford one or not, whether you want to drive one or not, very few people will have cars and everybody will be walking to work. >> you say you want to do away with social security, medicare, and medicaid? >> oob -- absolutely. it would be far better administered. >> you think you can do away with social security and medicare in this country? >> i don't think it could be done with the stroke of a pen and i don't think there is a consensus for it. but, in my world, where the government lives within the confines of the constitution, people are responsible for themselves. it's not the beltway world where you live. people don't look to the federal government to take care of them. >> i th
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